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THE ONLY REPUBLICAN DAILY IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY.
EIGHT PAGES-56 COLUMNS.
2SCRANTOX, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 189.
TWO CENTS A COPY.
The choicest housekeeping llmm that
1h world's manufacturer produce at
prices lower than the makers cxiecled to
tt'-l lor them from the Jobbers. It's u
Ki-eat uppurl unity, for money savtne, n'l
n chance to secure Table Linens, Nup
klns and Towel of superb quality, ut
prices Kiieh u you usually pay for Krul
that are at best tio lietler than fairly
Rood. The. list submitted hew is too
lengthy to a'linlt of full descriptions, but
we earnestly Invite every housekeeper In
the vulley to call and look the stock over.
i represents .months of successful effort
on our part to outdo our own best pre
vious records In litis annual sale, anil the
result Is so satisfactory that we're both
surprised and delighted with It.
CRISPLY TOLB FACISo
No room for anything else with so mueh
that Is rich In value exqulsitu in de
sign and quality before u.
Cream Linen Table
.Ml new. HlKher prices represent the
llnesl Koods uiuiiufai tuieil. with napkins
lo match. -N'one are low Ki ade.
fni In. wide '-'Ic.
Tit In. wide
M in. wide '..
TkS In. wide
W ill. Wide Use.
"li In. wide uTc.
71' III. Wide tic.
:! in. wide 7."C
Bleached Linen Damask.
Kxtra Double Damask Table Linen, 7
lnches wide, SM and $1.i"i.
Napkin.) In ull sizes to match.
High Class Towels,
Lower qualities at reduced prices If you
Kill dozen Tllem-hed lluok, fancy bor
ders, a pair.
to dozen lileached Huck, Hemmed fancy,
2r. . a pair.
!tt dozen Damask Towels, White or
Fancy Colored Holders, very extra, 2."ic.
an dozen Hlenched Damask Towels, re
blue or plain borders, knotted fringe, ?.'c.
.") Jiizpii Tli'cvy Immunk Towels, 'bine,
l ed or Kold borders. 37i:.e. a pair.
IV dozen, Jlleacliel Dnnuisk Towels, knot
ted fringe, plain or fancy border, 37'iie. a
4.1 dnzen extra, large and heavy Damask
Towels, illeaehed, 4."e. a pair.
3.". dozen extra quality Illeaehed Huek
Towels. Heni-Stiched, fancy, 4.1c. a pulr.
2.1 dozen extra, tine and larne Damask
Towels, knotted friiise, borders, assorted,
20 dozen very extra quality Bleached
Iluck Towels, Dem-Stiteheij, exquisite
'Damask borders, etc., ;ifc. each.
1.1 dozen very lare size IJInls Kve
Tileached Linen Touls, Hein-Stitched,
very tine, 7Je. a Pair.
Pi dozen new Idea Hleached Linen Da
mask Towels, two rows open work, knot
ted fringe, Joe. each.
10 dozen matchless Illeaehed Damask
Towels, knotted fringe, broad diamond
net work, border, 0.1c. each.
Great Table Napkin Sale.
All finer Damasks referred to above are
exactly matched, but the sale Includes be
sides these every make, size and quality
in the trade. Lack of space alonu pre
vents details being iven here.
Scotch and Russian Crash
All qualities. Bleached and unbleached.
Prices way down.
Bargains in White Bed
Hemmed Crochet Quilts. Marseilles
patterns $ C!
Larue ('rochet guilts, Marseilles
Ilemmed Crochet Quilts, Marseilles
Hemmed Crochet Quilts, -Marseilles
pal tern 1.10
Hemmed Crochet Quills, Marseilles
Marseilles Quilts, lame and hcuvv.. J.:t'i
Marseilles Quills, law and heavy.. J.55
Marseilles Quills, law and heavy.. 1.li9
The above represent the best-known
makes, and the patlerns are the very new
est. In point of. value we've never seen
Duree Satin Finished
A new thins In America, but long known
Bs the representative hiuh-class Bed
spread of Britain. Three extra large sizes
ut $2, $2.!B and $2.H1.
These prices during sale only.
riuslin and Sheetings.
4-4 Unbleached (Uncle Hem us) .V-ic
4-4 Vuljleached Atlanta 1" 4V
4-4 Vnbleauherl "Atlantic 11" f,'4e.
4-4 T'nbleached 'Atlantic A" R'-c.
4-4 Bleached "Pearless" 6".c.
4-4 Weached "H 111" ,;u.
4-4 Itleueheil "Lonesdale" .,.'
4- 4 Hleached "Krult of tne W.m" l'-4c.
K-4 Unbleached "lockwootl" (P.Jt-
- t'nld.-iiched "IjOckwood" lni-.c
5- 4 P.leoched "Lockwood" i".c'
CO-lnch Hleached "Loekwood" '.. wZc
S-4 Bleached "lockwood"... 13,.
B-4 Ttleached. Vlk-aor N. V. Mliis'"'lt'e.
C-4 Hleuehed, T'tlca or N. Y. Mills 13c
s-4 Hleached. Vticn or N. Y. Mills ' 17c"
9- 4 t'n-blettched. VtleaorN. Y. MiUs'lsUc
10- 4 I'nhleached, Vtlcaor N. Y. Mill'.2lc" '
S-4 Unbleached "Lockwood" !lc
10-4 Bleached "Lockwood" lie
Notwithstanding this hg array of fls
Vres and facts we've only told you half
the frond things that await you at this
Createst of our Great Sates.
Hale open Friday, Feb. 21, and continues
ten days only.
He knocks Peter Maher Out in Just
STOKY OF THE 15KIEP BATTLE
r.ntlmsiastie Sports Travel Hundreds of
Miles and 1'ay Twenty Hollars a
tflckct to W itness One Round
of .Modern Brutality.
I.nnRtry. Tex.. Feb. 21. It took Hob
Fitzsiintnont) Just ninety seconds this
afternoon ti defeat Peter Maher and
become thif heuvyweiKht chump'"" "f
the world. The flsht took place in the
bottoms of the iiio (Irande river, on the
Mexican side, u. mile and a half dis
tant from the LaiiKliy Uest. Kven to
his friends It wns evident that the Irish
tail was not in It from the start. He
foiv the round hml proRresseU thirty
seconds. Maher attempted u foul, and
was heatedly warned by the referee,
l'llzsiiiinions. coun wus In the form of
his ftitnotis tipper hooks, with which
In- knocked out Hull nnd broke the nose
of JuckStcl.ner.hlstruiiicr. Mulifrmnde
ii Biillunt effort to Ret on his feet when
time was culled, but after (!cttinf half
way to ii I'oi'iimhcttt position, he fell
back and still hud his head on the floor
when time was culled nnd the decision
was a wu riled to the CornisliiiiHIl.
When the train of sports urrived
from Kl I'nso al '.'."D there was tm evi
dence tlml anything unusual was to
occur. There were excursions from
KiikIc Pass ami other points, but they
bud been lielateil nnd only some fifty
residents of the country about had
gathered ut the depot. One company
of Texas runners KUUldcd the depot,
while 'lie remainder went down to the
bottoms on the Texas side, but not the
slightest effort wus tiinile to interfere
with the snorts .in any of their move
incuts. When the word to move had
been itlven the visitors soeedily found
that they bad been on the rond over
sixteen hours ami .tourneyed 4w miles.
Tlic hardest part of the entertainment
was yet to come. Following; guides In
sliiiBRlintf procession, they went across
the prnlrle for n dlstnnce of iiOU yurds.
nnd then commenced u descent of a
seldom used wnson road that went in
a circuitous way down nnd over rocks
ami boulders. Now sllnpinff on their
bucks, now clutching ut a bramble to
save themselves from a fall nnd a
broken ankle, and now stubbing their
toes against hune cobblestones, or in
cavities of the rocks, the sports tolled
in double and silicic lile until the bank
of the river was reached .Then there
wss a trump of .Min yards more tbroueji
sand aril lull ankle deep to the point
where the 7fi-fout pontoon bridge had
been stretched across the Hlo Cinudo
river, which, swollen by recent rains,
hnd been changed from a sIukkIsIi
stream, to a roarlnir torrent
An Ideal Battle (iroinnl.
')iicm across, the sprrts we,v on the
bottoms of the Mexican side nnd tip'
canvass enclosure that enclosed the
ritift was to be seen In the distance.
They passed throuch, nnd n moro ideal
spot for such an event roulil hnrly have
been selected. Across the river on the
Texas side was a mountain and fringed
nlotiR its stern summit commanding a
full view of the ring were some P.00
men and women who looked like
pigeons to those below. Hetween the
two mountains and within a stone's
throw of the ring upon Wie bottoms the
river rushed with a ill roar. Heavy
laden clouds overhead and occasional
drops of lain comnleted the picture.
The circus canvas with which the
battle ground was enclosed wns 2(H) feet
In circumference and sixteen feet in
height. The ring, was composed of
white pine covered with white duck
and hud an elevation of four feet. Over
In the corner to the west were two dim
inutive tents for convenience of the
lighters In making their linnl prepara
tions. Flu und Maher. with their at
tendants In the front rank of the pro
cession walked down but a few yards
apart, both reaching the enclosure in
a profuse state of perspiration. They
were taken to their tents and rubbed
At .1 o'clock when Itcfereo filer an
nounced that all was ready 1SJ people
were at the ring side the remainder of
the visiting party with the local con
tingent having decided that a view
from the Texas hills was preferable tn
the expenditure of twenty dollars fur a
The Warriors Appear.
At H. in Fltzsimmons enveloped In ft
Manml bath robe, emerged from his
quarters nnd bounded up the steps of
the ring selected us his corner, the point
to the west, with his back to the Mexi
can mountains. Maher appeared a
minute later nnd took his chair on the
opposite corner, facing the Mexican
side and his back to the spectators on
the Texas hill. M iher hnd In his corner
Jim Hall. ISuck Connelly. Peter l.ow
rey, Jack Quiiin and Peter I'.yrties,
while "Parson" Dnvics ucted as his
timekeeper. Fit.siminoiiH hnd behind
him Martin Julian, Jack Kverhardt,
Jack Melzener und Jack McCoy, w hile
Hurt Sliced, of New Orleans, acted as
timekeeper. Then the live-ounce Rioves
were produced from the boxes and fitted
on. The men were about to strip their
overcoats when Siler demanded in
strenuous tones: 'is Mr. o'ltonrke
here?" "I nm" responded the Hoston
ian, whose head barely came up to the
level of the ringtloir. "Have you the
purse money?" Siler again demanded.
"It Is here" said O'liourke. ns he pro
duced his wallet and waved two c hecks
In the air. Fltzsimmons was watching
the proceedings with keen interest. As
the papers were produced his lips ctiiied
and he yelled: "That stuff, don't go.
Julian, T want cash. How do we know
what, those things are worth?"
"Kid you cash these checks last
night?" asked Slier of O'Kourke while
the crowd pressed in the neighborhood
of the two men.
"Yes, I did" shouted the Tiosion man.
"Hut do you think 1 wns fool enough to
bring IJIl.OOtl worth with me into such
diggings us these. It's the lirst time
that my honesty has been questioned.
1 tell volt that the money is In the
Vrncl Over Checks.
Matters looked squally for a time.
Julian looked O'Kourke squarely In the
face defiantly and said: "Noliody ever
questioned your honesty, but we wnnt
the money. We will take no checks."
Then uddresslng the crowd, he con
tinued: "If there Is any dlssatlsfnction
It Is not our fault. We notified the re
sponsible people several days ago that
Fltzsimmons would not fight unless the
money was in the ring."
"Yes," said Fltzsimmons from his
corner, "and they said It would be."
Parson Davles made a remark at this
juncture to the effect that Julian was
wasting time on boys' nonsense, and
several of the spectators yelled, "do on
with the light."
Julian retorted that the crowd had
better keep their mouths shut, as he
did not intend to stand any dictation
from outsiders, and serious trouble
seiemed Imminent, when like a tiger, the
Cbrnlshman leaped to his feet and
made a bound to the center of the ring,
his face inflamed with passion, fairly
i '.W will Uka tho check. X rlv lu
to every bloody thing they want. Do
you understand, we give in to this even
If we don't get it."
The crowd breathed more freely and
a rousing cheer was given for Fit.
Th-y then stripped.
Kits had chosen for his ring cost nine
a navy blue breech clout, with a belt of
stars and tripes. His logs were bare
aixt his shoes of the standard shnne.
Maher wore short legged black lighting
pants, with a green bolt.
Kroni the moment the men had en
tered the ropes it was patent to every
body that while the Cornlsbman was
topped for the fray and full of confi
dence, his opponent was nervous and
ill at ease.
l ighters Kace tn l occ.
At 4.2." when Keferee Slier called both
men to the center of the ring to give
them their instructions the spectators
enjoyed the lirst opportunity of seeing
them face to face. Fltzsimmons pre
sented a better appearance than on any
of his previous encounters. His flesh
was bard and pink and the veins stood
out like whip chords. Maher. on the
contrary, appeared snineyvhut llabby,
while his movements on his feet lucked
the agility that characterized those of
Kitzslmmons. Manager Qiiinn hnd evi
dently been honest in the oiiiilmi that
he pave the United Press u couple of
lays ago. "I'ele is not In the condition
that 1 would like him 'to be." Time
wuh called at 4.-.1 and the spectators
pressed to the ropes.
Kirst round Fitz led with his left,
Maher backed towards his corner, Fitss
simrnons landed with his light and a
clinch followed. Maher struck Fltz
simmons with is right hand while they
were clinched und Keferee Siler warned
111 in that if he did so again he would
give the li.uli I to Fltzsimmons.
After a bri.ikaway Peter landed his
left on Fitzsimmotis' neck. Close In
lighting followed, and Maher succeed
ed in landing his left on Kit is upper
lip. drawing blood. Fi;z landed his
left on Maher und followed it with a
right. Clinch followed, Maher feinted,
ami Fltzsimmons led with his right
but fell short. A mix tip followed in
which Maher landed both light and left
fill either side of Fltz's head. Mailer
U-d with his left and another clinch fol- '
lowod. Fitz seemed a bit bothered and !
broke ground on Maher's leads. Maher .
followed him up nnd led with is left, j
when Ullz sidestepped and swinging his
right, landed full on the point of (
Maher's chin. Muher measured his
length, his head striking the canvas :
Hour with great force, lie vainly at
tempted to arise but could not more
than raise his heud. i
His seconds culled on him to get up .
and he failed to respond and sank back j
to the canvas.
l it Declared the Victor.
The fatal tenth second was counted, j
Mahcr wns declared out nnd Fitzsim- I
iiions announced the victor after one j
minute and thirty-live seconds rather j
lively fighting. Fitz's udmirers cheered ;
him to the echo, and Maher's seconds !
carried the defeated liishniHn to his I
It was several minutes before he real- '
l.ed what had happened and Fitz j
walked over to his corner nnd shook
him by the nind. Fitz also shook !
bands with liuinn and the Hccnnds of i
Peter's corner. I'.arring the slight
bleeding nt the nostrils occasioned by
the left hand Jab of .Maher's. the Cor
nish man showed no marks of Injury
and nepared as fresh ns at the opening
of the hostilities. Maher showed no
sign of punishment except a slight
break in the skin just above the point
of the chin where Fitzsimnmns' master
stroke had landed.
Julian Makes a Speech.
When the chcerins of the people
aromiil the ropes and the waving of
handkerchiefs by those upon the moun
tain summit had in a measure subsided
and Fltzsimmons bud tired of bowing
his appreciation, Julian took the center
of the ring nnd made the following an
"tSentleinen, Mr. Filzslmmons hns
worked himself no from the bottom of
the ladder and by the decision nf the
referee Is now champion of the world.
He Is ready to defend the title against
all comers nt any time or place. No
man is barred and all comers will re
Peter Maher and his following were a
disappointed lot of individuals as they
tramped their way back ucross the
rocks and sand to the train, l eter was
unusually communicative. "Well, it
was a chnnce blow. I did the best X
could under the circumstances. My
condition wus not of the best, but as a
further postponement wns not to be
considered by te Fltzsimmons crowd
1 was obliged to go into the ring. My
eyes were in worse condition than 1
believed them to be und I found my
paupre of distance at fault. However.
1 still believe that 1 am able to whip
Fitz or any other man in the world. If
Fitzslmmons proves himself champion.
I will challenge hi:.! ugain nnd will be
ready to meet him at any spot or any
time. 1 was not a bit ovcr-conudent.
I knew my condition better than any
one else and fought Fitzslnmions only
when his arbitrary actions made It
necessary to do so or be proclaimed a
At precisely six o'clock the train
benring the victor and the vanquished
and their udmirers and chagrined
friends, drew away from the crude rail
way station, leaving only representa
tives of the oress associations stalled
In the hamlet for the next twenty-four
Corhctt Issues a C hallenge.
Chicago. Feb. 21. When Corhctt re
ceived the. news of Filzsiniinons' Vic- j
tory in the line; tonight he sent tin- i
following telegram to the champion ut j
Lanirtry, Texas, being informed that !
It would reach him there:
"Come to Chicago as sonn ns you can.
f will make a match with you for any
amount to tight any place on earth.
Arrangements can be made at any
place. I leave here tomorrow night
nnd return March lirst. Name the day
you will be here between the lirst and
sixth, and we will have no trouble
agreeing on terms."
At the llayniurket theater, Chicago.
Corhctt formally issued his challenge.
Will .1. lnivls. manager of the theater,
was bunded $1,000 in bills us a guaran
tee of good faith, saying lie would light
Fltzsimmons or any man In the world
at uny place and for any amount.
One of the "All-Comers."
Cincinnati. Feb. 21. "Denver" F.d.
Smith tonight challenged Fltzsimmons
for from $.1,000 to $20,000 a side purse.
FIKI.CS on slf.iuiiim; party.
Church .Members to Prosecute a llcl
liferent I ndcrtaker if Pound.
Cleveland. O., Feb. 21. The " young
men of the Irving Street Congregational
chuch gave a sleighing party recently,
and about forty members of the church
ut tended. The party was returning
about 10 o'clock, and when near the
toll grnte an undertaker's wngon dashed
up. The undertaker licensed the young
leople of steuliiiK a stretcher und
They denied any knowledge of the
theft and the driver was told to drive
on. The undertaker pulled out his re
volver and began firing at the sleigh
liifr parly. A meeting was held last
night to raise funds to employ a detec
tive to locate the undertaken so that
he may be prosecuted. While the balls
pierced the side of the sleigh nobody
vM tjatnrail. .
GOMEZ AND IM ACTIVE
They Arc Operating All Over the
GENERAL KEYLEKS LABORS
Tho l ittle Warrior Is on Imtjr Day and
NiCht-Kcnlizes That lie Has
a Difficult Task to Per
form in Cuba.
Havana. Feb. Is. via, Tampa. Fin..
Feb. 21. Insurgent bands under the di
rection of (ionics and Maceo are oper
ating all over Havana province. Sun
day there was tiring in the outskirts of
Marianao, six miles west of this city.
About the same time three stations
were burned east of the city, the near
est one, Minus, bt-lnif only nine miles
The only encounter hetween the
troops and Insurgents within a week
was a rear guard skirmish. Sunday us
Maceo crossed the line und wns pur
sued by Colonel Seguvas' column of
mounted men. dome and Maceo met
In the town of San Antonio Ldts'Vegas,
which wus occupied by domes! men. The
town Is about four miles east of the
strong line and is in the center of
Havana province. The insurgents'
plans for the future Is not known.
Captain tlcneral Weyler tells me he
has no present intention of tnking the
Held. As a matter of fact the com
munder In chief can direct military
operations better from the palace in
Havana than from any other place. He
is practically In the Held, for this prov
ince is the center of operations. (!en
erul Weyler Is on duty all day and late
Into the night. He Is a man of Rieat
energy, quick to think and quick touct.
lie Is small in stature, and thin. He
probably will not weigh 125 pounds. His
face expressesi detetnlnation. resolu
tion, selt'-iellance and confidence in re
sults, lie is most affable and courte
ous. I have met four captain generals.
Calleja, Cumpos, Maiin and Weyler.
The last named Is the most unassum
ing and (he most considerate in his
treatment of all with whom he comes in
A .Man nf l ew Words.
H Is a man of few words, but he
speaks to the point always, lie real
izes. 1 think, better than Marin or
Campos the grave situation tn Cuba
and knows he has a most ditilciilt task
before hiin. He Is conlident of success
In the end, but is too wise to act pre
cipitately or without putting the forces
ut Ids command in better condition
than he found them upon his arrival,
lie has adopted unusual methods to
deal with the enemy, but the situation
is unusual and ordinary methods have
not restored peace and quiet to Cuba.
KILLKI) BY A LOVER.
I lia Hctsler Is .Murdered by a Vounc Man
Vtlioin Mic Und. He fused Repeatedly to
Johnstown, Pa.. Feb. 21. Miss F.lln
Messier, the beautiful young lady of
Cramer, Indiana county, who as shot
in the head yesterday afternoon by
her cousin, Daniel Messier, while they
were walking nlong a public highway
to Nlnever station to come to Johns
town, nnd at whose feet the murderer
fell after he hud put a bullet through
his own brain, died early this morning.
The crime of Messier has created great
excitement in the neighborhood of the
tragedy. Messier had long premedi
tated the deed. A short lime ago he
followed her to church, carrying a gun.
intending to shoot her when ho came
out. Parties knowing that he had made
threats, disarmed him. A few days
later he followed her to a sociul. armed,
as usual, intending to kill her, but he
was again disarmed. Yesterday learn
ing that she wns coming to Johnstown,
he made deliberate preparations for the
tragedy which followed, lie took a
bath, carefully dressed himself, and
going to a inantlepiece took from it a
bottle of whisky.
"This will be my last drink on earth,"
he said to his aunt, as he turned the
bottle to his lips. He went out. joined
liis aunt and his cousin, and a few min
utes later, while walking along the mad
suddenly pulled a revolver from his
pocket and sent a bullet crashing
through Miss Hessler's head. Coolly
observing that he had fatally wounded
her, he quickly ended his own life.
Messier wanted to marry the girl and
the crime was committed because she
repeatedly refused him.
SCHOOL Cllll.UKKN IN I'l lUL.
Coolness of Teachers Prevents l oss of
Life Among Muscatine Pupils.
Muscatine, la.. Feb. 2.X. The presence
of mind of the teachers in the high
school here averted a horror this after
noon. Flames were discovered in the
building ut 2 o'clock, and at once the
teuchers directed the pupils to secure
their books und other effects and to ur
ramr themselves in single tile around
the room. This timely advice was act
ed upon with alacrity and the boys and
girls began their march from the
doomed structure. While the pupils
were descending; the stairway the
smoke- became extremely dense, which
created a panic among the little ones
ill the rerr of the line.
Some rushed from their proper places
with the result that for n little while
considerable confusion prevailed. All.
.however, escaped uninjured from the
building, which. with its contents.speed
ily became a heap of smoking ruins.
Citizens tonight are fervid in their
praise of the tact and coolness dis
played bv the teachers In a time of
great peril to their charges.
ATI: STRYCHNIA FOR CANDY.
Little tiirl f ound I hem In a .Media Hotel
Supposing They Were Candy.
Media. Pa.. Feb. 21. Until, the pretty
3-year-old duughter of .Mrs. Perry L
Smith, had u wonderful escape today
from death by poisoning. She found u
box of nux vomica pills left In a care
less way In one of the rooms of the
Charter house. Taking them for candy,
the child swallowed a large dose, hut
stopped, when xhe found they tasted
bitter. She grew sick ut once, nnd ran
to her mother and told what she had
done. A powerful emetic saved the tot's
A strange coincidence is that at the
same hour, one year ago today, with
the snme drug, a 4-yeur-od child of Dr.
Samuel Webster wus killed on the op
posite side of the street.
TF.ACIIERS MUST NOT DANCE.
I.cnp Year Hall at Traverse City, .Mich.,
Stirs t pthc Kcformcrs.
Traverse City, Mich., Feb. 21. Last
Friday there was a leap year ball here,
conducted by the social elite. In his
sermon last Sunday Kev. W. A. Frye.
pastor of the Jlethodist church, re
ferred to the depravity to which the
people of Truverse City have descended,
but he did not stop there. Many of
the lady teachers In the schools attend
balls and social hops.
Through the efforts of the pastor a
protest, was entered seiiinst the teacV
ers indulging in such worldly pastimes.
The superintendent of schools. Profes
sor t T. llrawn, last night called a
meeting? of the teachers and stated the
situation to them, and intimated in
plain language thut he would prefer
that the teachers would respect the
pressure thut had been brought to bear
upon him regarding dancing. Now
there Is a prosiiect of an exciting con
troversy, and the matter will probably
come before the school board.
31 AY RESULT IN DLATII.
Piece of Kusty Iron Pcntrotca a Whltlnfi.
Ind., Man's body.
Whiting, Intl.. Feb. 21. An accident
thut will probably result in the deuth
of one inun occurred here this morning.
John 'ii minings was taiperintending
the loading of n lot of crude oil. With
out warning the deadly gases began
escaping and before he could reach a
place of sufety he was overcome by the
fumes and fell to the round.
He struck on a piece of rusty Iron
which entered his side Just below the
heart, passing almost through his body.
He was removed to the Presbyterian
hospital In Chicago this evening, where
it is thought he cannot survive. Sev
eral other men were also affected, but
rA Verdict of Guilty Hemmed la the Case
of the Celebrated New Jersey Counter
feiters. Trenton, X. J.. Feb. 21. The trial of
William K. lirockway and alleged con
federates for counterfeiting; was ended
here today. Wagner, one of the ac
cused men, was the last of the witness
es for the defence. Wagner testilled
that he had known I'hich, the man who
turned state's evidence, for u limit a
week, while ho was at the Hoboken
house, und that he had known lr.
Bradford only us a boarder. He knew
nothing- of any counterfeiting business
going on. He said thut 1'lrich was
brought to the house by lr. Pradl'ord.
tin the afternoon of the day of the
raid T'lrich told him of tho counterfeit
ing. This was a revelation to him, and
he said he told 1'lrieh he would leave
the house unless a proper explanation
was mane. .Mrs. Minitn, another or the
counterfeiting gang, asked him not to
leave her alone ami to remain until Dr.
Hradford would return the next day.
Wagner testified that he did not work
for, and was in no way connected, with,
The most striking scene in the trial
occurred at 7.2H o'clock this evening
when the jury announced their verdict
finding the three prisoners guilty ns
they stood cluiiged and recommending'
Wagner to the mercy of the court.
Judge tlreen was summoned from tho
dinner table to hear the verdict. When
he urrived at the court there were al
ready there Prosecuting Attorneys
Itose and Mice, Chief liazon nnd the
detectives who assisted in working up
the case. Mrs. Wonton, the grand
daughter of lirockway, F.dward I..
Smith, son of Mrs. Smith, the prisoner
and Miss Marparrt Itoss. her cousin. .
Voting Smith Hnd Miss ltnss sat to
gether within the bur enclosure nnd
Mrs. Wooton occluded a seat near by
In a spot In which she sat since the trial
opened. Her eyes were dry but Young
Smith sobbed audibly and tears coursed
down the chocks of Miss itoss. Just
before the announcement of the ver
dict the prisoners were brought Into
the room. First came lirockway, then
Wagner and then Mrs. Smith.
lirockway walked with head erect
and a firm tread. Mrs. Smith was
bowed nnd weeping. Wagner had his
arm about her waist to support her und
as she sank into her chair spoke words
of comfort to her. After the foreman
of the jury spoke she broke down com
pletely and Wagner threw his nrms
around her neck and held her head up
on his shoulder. The scene grew very
affecting and still more so when Mrs,
Wooton. ltrockway's devoted grand
daughter wnlked across the room to
him and sat in bis lap. while he stroked
her hair and bade her cheer up.
There are ten counts in the Indict
ment against each of the prisoners nnd
the maximum penalty on each count
is $."i,nnii line of lifteen years Imprison
ment, or both, in the discretion, of the
court. The minimum penalty Is much
less as the court chooses to Impose.
It is believed that Mrs. Smith and
Wagner, who have been regarded all
nlong as mere tools of Urockway anil
Dr. Hradford will receive mild sen
tences. As for lirockway who In criminal
circles bore the proud title of "Prince
of counterfeiters." his career will in all
probability close with his death In the
Xew Jersey state prison. He Is past
vventy-four years of age already.
About 1 20 Persons head and 400 Injured,
liners and 'itlnndcr I nltcd for Relief.
Johunnesblirg, Feb. '1. The latest es
timates place the number of deaths
from the explosion of twenty tons of
dynamite at Viedendorp on Wednesday
evening at 120. About 400 persons were
more or less seriously injured. A num
ber of the most seriously injured per
sons have died. The white victims
were chiefly of tho poorer class of
President Kroner arrived here from
Pretoria yesterday, and soon after his
arrival he made a speech, congratulat
ing the inhabitants upon the splendid
manner in which they sunk all race
feuds In the common endeavor to re
lieve the suffering resulting; from the
disaster. He sultl that be earnest I)'
trusted that the good feeling which has
I been thus revived und Intensified by
common sorrow might have permanent
results nnd lead to a much better feel
ing in the future between the lioers and
j the 1'itlnnders. The president's re-
mnrks nave nan a great enect upon
the foreign population.
President Kruger hus been chosen
president of the relief committee, and
he is directing the work of clearing the
rnzed ground at Viedendorp and of
sheltering the thousaudsof persons who
have been rendered homeless b the
terrible calamity. The popular sub
scriotion raised in behalf of the dis
tressed people already amounts to mote
WIVES HELP MANAGERS.
Strucglo for Theater Patronage in I .a
llnrpc, 111., Is f ierce.
Rurlington, la., Feb. 21. A novel
struggle for the survival of the littest
is on between rival oncra houses ut I .a
Harpe, III. Manager Coulson convert
ed his hall Into an opera house, paint
ed a huge sign on it and invited attrac
tions to piuy free, including a hid for
the regular meetings of the brass band.
The band accepted and gave minstrel
shows at Coulson's on nights when
regular attractions played at Locke's
opera house. The wives of the man
agers have now taken up the fight and
Mi's. Coulson gave a big stag party for
her husband last evening in opposi
tion to the Boston Ideals, playing at
Ambassador HnnTon's Remains.
Newark, X. J., Feb. 21. The body of
Ambassador ftunyon reached this city at
noon and was placed In the chapel of
St. Paul's church under guard or Lin
coln posli until .Monday, when the In
terment will take place. The remains were
received by (Jenertd Plume and staff.
Xbere was no public demonstration.
FIGHT OVER INDIAN BILL
Proposition to Reduce Sularics of
Inspectors Arouses Debate.
MK. GKOW WANTS REDUCTION
Calls Down tho Wrath of Western Mem
bers Military Academy proposl
tloa Mill Agree J To Other
Washington, Feb. 21. The utmost ef
forts in the house today of Messrs.
IHngle.v, Cannon und other leaders of
the ltepublicnns were unavailing to re
verse the defeat sustained yesterday In
the committee of the whole to reduce
salariow of Indian inspectors from $:1.000
to $2.fiOO a. year. When the considera
tion t the appropriation bill was re
sumed. Mr. (trow iKep., Pennn.) moved
to make the salary $2.on0 and against
that proposition Mr. Crisp (l)eni., t!a.)
raised a. Hilnt of order that it changed
existing law. A debate extending over
two hours followed upon this. Chair
man Payne Kcp.. X. Y.) at the close
nver-ruled the point. In the course of
tho dist'usslon much acidity of expres
sion was shown. Mr. Hopkins (Kep
III.) speaking; of Mr. CJ row's motion as
tho result of Inspiration he would not
name. lut a manifestation of "fuctionul
opposition to the Indian committee."
Mr. t Jrow changed his amendment to
make tho salary $2.rni but again the
committee of the whole sustained the
Indian t-ommittee und voted against
the redWirtlon. I
1'lion points of order of Mr. Caifcinn
(Hep., 111.) that they were new legisla
tion, propositions were stricken out,
authorizing the secretary of the Interior
to pay the expenses of the Indian in
spectors -while they were located in
Washington, and to create the office of
superintendent of Irrigation.
The appropriation of $4,000 to meet the
expenses of the board of Indian com
missioners, which haa been in every
Indian bill for twenty-six years, and
which the committee omitted from their
draft of the hill, was inserted on mo
tion of Mr Mi-Call (Rep., Mass.) sup
ported by Messrs. Hartlett, Fisher and
Quigg-. of Xew York.
Havlntr comnleted only ten pages of
the hill in two days the committee rose,
and on motion of Mr. Dlngley (Itep.,
Me.) it was ordered that when the house
adjourn at the close of the evening ses
sion for the consideration of private
pension bills, it be to meet on Monday
In tho morning hour sennte amend
ments to the military academy appro
priation bill were agreed to and the
following senate bills were passed: To
amendment section 5204 It. S. so as to
empower the secretary of the treasury
to remit or mitigate forfeitures under
his jurisdiction, as well as lines and
penalties; to amend the law regulat
ing the establishment of final proof
In ttmhi-r culture entries. .
1NCRKASE OF CONFIDENCE.
(limpao nf tho Commercial Situation
Through Dun's Meview.
Xew- "York, Feb. 21. Dun & Co., In
their Weekly Itevlew of Trade, will say
Liabilities In failures during the two
weeks of February were $7.6X0, U9,'l
against $."i,rro.!ix6 last year. Manufac
turing liabilities were $:l,1ti:t,!M against
$l.ri!i2.:;i! last year, while tradings, were
$:!,M2.nr):: against $;l.:t.Vl,oi! last year.
Failures for the week have been 2S0 in
the I'niteil States against 302 last year,
and K6 lu Canada against M last year.
Tho restoration of the treasury re
servo lias been effected wl'h remark
ably little monetary disturbance,
though stringency In markets, greater
elsewhere than here, and greater In
commercial than in other loans, hns
somewhat retarded business. Tho
rapid rise in the price of bonds
strengthens public confidence. In no
important branch of business is there
yet apparent much disposition to ex
pand. Purchases to cover several
months' actual consumption were made
within a. few weeks on rising markets
last fall: distribution to consumers has
been slow and reduction in prices have
not brought a renewal of such buy
ing. Prices of commodities ns a whole
are now at the lowest average ever
known, though only one-half of 1 pet
cent, below the average of Sept. 3, ISO.',.
Hides, leather and their products, tex
tile oods and Iron products have de
clined much since that date, and meats
are also lower.
The volume of domestic trade reflect
ed by clearings Is S:!.7 per cent, larger
than last year. Railroad earnings In
February thus far are 13.(1 per cent,
larger than last year. Stocks weuk
ened until Thursday, but then ad
vanced, and closed about IS cents per
share higher for railroads.
Kxports of products in two weeks of
February hnve been 7 per, cent, larger
than last year, with prospect of in
crease in grain, though cotton bills ure
growing fewer. honoris no longer
show the increase formerly observed,
but for two weeks have been 18.8 per
cent, larger than last year.
It Is Proposed tn Krcct a Structure In
Philadelphia nt a Cost of $.100,000.
Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 21. A confer
ence of representatives of many of the
leading lodges of the Knlghls of Pyth
las of I'eiinsylvanla. was held In the
senate chamber this afternoon. The
"Knighs of Pythias Hull association of
Pennsylvania" was organized, with
Thomas .1. Sample, of Pittsburg, as
president, and M. A. Fryer, of Philadel
phia, as secretary. The purpose of the
association Is to erect a Pythian tem
ple on 1 Iron d street. Philadelphia, to
cost about $:1i0.(hio. Contributions will
be received to a fund of Jloo.oiiu. which
will be the nucleus of the building fund.
All contributors will receive certificates
of Indebtedness. The tempi" proposed
will he used exclusively for Pythian
The followins board of managers or
directors was elected: tieorge Thomp
son, Smith I. Cozens, (i. W. Ilucknian,
F.. J. Matrulgan. H. W. Perkier. W. A.
Hrandt. William Xlckell. H. M. Wads
worth. J. M. Stratton. T. C. Thompson.
L. Wilt. M. A. Fryer, T. K. Men bant
and Charles F. Llntle. all of Philadel
phia; J. A. Steese. Mt. Holly; C. M.
Deem. Keadin; John II. C'arr. Altoona:
D. W. Klenner, Chester: J. W. Miles.
Danville: Thomas (.. Sample, Alle;
gheny: Tomlinson. Newton; H. X.
Dunnell. Scranton, ami C. K. Krnst,
Crushed in n Cane.
Harrisbui-K. Pa., Feb. 21 James Cor
bln, employed in the Woodrale shaft of
the Rock Hill Milling company, ut Rnl
erlsdale. 11 iintingdoii county, in some un
accountable manner stepped under lin
eage while it was nscendiinr today tmd
was crushed to death. Corhln was about
SO years of age and leaves a family.
Harrisburg. Pa.. Feb. 21. While address
ing the court this afternoon uuainst the
granting of additional wholesale liquor
licenses II. Murray tiraydon, a leuding
lawyer, was paralysed, his right side be
ing affected. His recovery l doubtful ow
ing to his advanced age.
Large and Magrilfcent
Unique and exclusive
Our Stock as usual com
prises the Latest Parid
Novelties, and being ouf
own importation, the de
signs are exclusive, an4
in addition our stock of
Is very complete and we
cordially invite an early
Inspection while the lines
are complete. Elegant
Stock of Latest Trim
mings. 510 and 512
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need the Shoesj
we need the room.
Are Me Bmtas.
Ut AND 116 WYOMING AVE.
For your Wedding and
Birthday Gifts. We are
constantly receiving new
IF YOU KEEB GLASSES
Give us a Trial. Satis
W; J. Wenchel
403 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
For eastern Pennsylvania- and Xew Jnr
sey, fuir and wanner; aouthwestttrlp
New York. Feb. 21'. Herald's -weather
forecast: In the Middle states todxy,
clear, warmer weather and fresh north
westerly to southwesterly winds will pra
vail. n Sunday warmer fulr -w-eether will
Jirevall with freyh anutheu.rly to easterly
winds, probably followed at nlifht by
snow and ruin and also by danjrero'.in
winds on the coast as a diaturbajw tzom
the southwest approaches.